Your data has been kidnapped… now what?

Your data has been kidnapped… now what?

If you think you're not a target for a cyberattack recent "ransomware" incidents should make you think again. Ransomware attacks are different than what most people perceive as a cyberattack. There's no theft of data or interest in...

05/15/17

The keyboard and the Colt

The keyboard and the Colt

Venture capitalists talk about an unfair competitive advantage. Business experts talk about leveling the playing field. And everyone else just talks about fair play. But when it comes to warfare everyone wants the unfair, overwhelming...

04/10/17

Is your family's cybersecurity worth $20 a month?

Is your family's cybersecurity worth $20 a month?

If you're anything like me you're probably constantly on the prowl for WiFi networks to log into so that you can work, listen to music, browse, shop or read. Without being connected to the cloud via the internet your laptop or iPad...

03/13/17

Yogi Berra was never in the cybersecurity business

Yogi Berra was never in the cybersecurity business

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Except one: Your company will get hacked in 2017. Cyberattacks are so common and so discrete that it's virtually a sure thing that hackers will at least probe, and probably...

12/13/16

The FBI demands a key to your backdoor

The FBI demands a key to your backdoor

The FBI has demanded that all new homes built starting this year have a rear entrance with a special lock. Wait - what? Relax - they didn't really ask and this isn't happening. It almost did, though, but the key wasn't to your home,...

10/17/16

More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

More than 840,000 Cisco networking devices from around the world are affected by a recently discovered vulnerability that's similar to one exploited by a hacking group believed to be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

09/21/16

The only three passwords your survivors will ever need

The only three passwords your survivors will ever need

If you die or become incapacitated how would your spouse or friends deal with the digital waterfall of information that was inaccessible to them? How would they know all of your accounts and passwords? Would they be able to able to...

09/19/16

Feds might force your board to be cyber-aware

Feds might force your board to be cyber-aware

Laws frequently change the way that we do business. Whether it's taxes, regulations or some other requirement that we, as business people, are obliged to abide by, compliance is essential to avoiding legal actions and getting our jobs...

08/02/16

How social media is changing what can be said, when and where

How social media is changing what can be said, when and where

There are many benefits to having your employees active on social media. Exposure, name recognition and free publicity come to mind. But there are potholes along the way.

07/05/16

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